Welcome to Living Gems.
Simply lifechanging resorts for active over 50s.

Imagine being on holiday every day. That’s what happens at Living Gems. Own your own home outright in a private, gated community for like-minded over 50s and enjoy terrific award-winning facilities. We are not a traditional retirement village – we create vibrant communities for people just like you.

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Amber by Living Gems Country Club all set for finishing
Amber by Living Gems

In the club

Amber Country Club sneak peek Construction of the $10.5 million Amber by Living Gems Country Club is nearing completion with the finishing touches on facilities and interior design elements close to being finalised. Living Gems CEO Adrian Puljich said the commercial construction and interior design teams were working hard to ensure the Country Club was ready for its 19 April residents’ opening and the 11 May public grand opening event. “It is all starting to come together now and is looking spectacular,” he said. “The mid-century feel of the interior with its rich colours of greens and chartreuse, plus walnut and brass finishes, are now coming to the fore throughout. It’s looking amazing.” Adrian said that most of the upstairs areas were finished or close to completion. “The golf simulator and ten-pin bowling alley are up and running, the library is finished, and the cinema seating has been installed,” he said. “Pool tiling has also been completed and the feature lighting – in the form...
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Anzac biscuit ice-cream sandwiches

Enjoy a twist on tradition this Anzac Day Anzac Day is a special commemorative event with several traditions observed every year including dawn services, coffee and bundy, two-up and Anzac biscuits. This Anzac Day, Chef Matt Conquest shares some tips on how to make the humble Anzac biscuit even better. “It’s simple! Just by adding your favourite ice cream, like rum and raisin, you can make great little ice-cream sandwiches,” Matt said. “You can make a lovely homemade ice cream using the recipe at right or you can buy a good quality ice cream and get your favourite chocolate bar and crunch them up and fold it through your ice cream for added crunch, chew, and flavour and make ice-cream sangas with that.” Matt says making ice cream takes care and time to ensure a nice smooth texture that doesn’t become icy. “For a smooth and creamy finish, make an anglaise cream and then freeze it down in a beater bowl and stir it during the...

Frame that shot

Pretty as a picture! Living Gems’ popular photo competition returns for 2024. We’re looking for creative photographs that showcase why the Living Gems lifestyle is simply lifechanging. They can be terrific travel destinations, wonderful wildlife photography or fabulous times with friends. Entries open to all Living Gems homeowners. The best photograph each month will be featured on the back page of Thrive magazine as well as on Living Gems’ Facebook page. Get snapping! The competition will run until 1 November 2024. Submissions should be sent to content@livinggems.com.au April Photo Winner With a rainbow this vibrant, the pot of gold surely can’t be too far away. Phil Parker from Opal by Living Gems took this photo at the resort in leafy Logan Village.Guidelines for submitting your photos Photos must be: Be taken by you Be at least 2MB in size Include the location of the photograph, along with any interesting information about the destination.

Why Living Gems?

What is Living Gems?

Living Gems communities are simply lifechanging lifestyle resorts for the active over 50s. Our vibrant community of people may have retired from work, but they haven’t retired from life.

You’ll love owning a quality, designer home that features an impressive level of inclusions that some people consider ‘extras’, such as energy-efficient appliances and solar panels.

Enjoy peace of mind of knowing that there is on-site management on hand.

Another thing which makes Living Gems special is the great facilities at your doorstep, including an exclusive Country Club, with:

  • Grand ballroom with theatre stage
  • Bar and lounge
  • Games room
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Art and craft studio
  • Music room
  • Gymnasium
  • Heated swimming pool, spa and sauna
  • BBQ pavilion, and much more!

Best of all, Living Gems is surprisingly affordable because it is a land lease community where your rights are guaranteed and protected by Queensland Government law.

Where are Living Gems resorts located?

Living Gems over-50s lifestyle resorts are found across South East Queensland, close to neighbourhood amenities including shopping and medical services. Discover Living Gems communities on the Gold Coast and in Eagleby, Logan Village, Pacific Paradise, Caboolture and Maleny.

Can I buy at Living Gems?

Residents at Living Gems are all owner-occupiers, there are no rentals or property investors. This gives our resorts a strong, community feeling that fosters life-long friendships as well as plenty of owner-organised groups and activities.

Living Gems communities are land lease communities which is the reason why they’re surprisingly affordable.

Ownership of the land is separate from the ownership of the home. Your right to live in your home is guaranteed and protected by Queensland State Government law for an indefinite period.

Because you’re buying your own home, there is no stamp duty to pay and should you decide to sell in the future, 100% of the capital gains made are yours. There are no deferred management fees here!

The only ongoing costs are:

  • Your usual household bills
  • Weekly site management fees which cover maintenance of the gardens and the full range of facilities on site.
Are pets welcome?

Pets are always welcome at Living Gems communities. We make everyone welcome.

Can family and friends stay?

Family and friends are very much welcome as your guests at Living Gems resorts.

Are there site fees?

Our affordable weekly site fees cover the cost of operating and maintaining your Living Gems resort. The fees are billed monthly and increase in line with CPI.

Our residents tell us that these site fees are much lower than many apartments’ body corporate fees while offering far more facilities, including the Country Club, other resort facilities, and on-site management.

If you have a Department of Veterans' Affairs or Australian Pension Card, you may be eligible to receive a Federal Government rebate.

Can I store by boat or caravan?

Many Living Gems resorts have storage for boats, caravans and motorhomes, subject to availability.

What’s the difference between a retirement village and a Living Gems resort?

Living Gems is a lifestyle resort for active over 50s who may have retired from work (although not always), but they most certainly have not retired from life. Our homeowners value their independence and are actively engaged in activities and events within the resort and in the wider community. Many are also avid travelers who value the ‘lock-up and leave’ convenience of knowing their homes are secure.

Can you rent in a Living Gems resort?

We find our homeowners prefer to buy their homes rather than rent, so we only offer homes for sale.

Do you pay rates in a Living Gems resort?

There are no council rates to pay at Living Gems, everything is covered in the weekly site fee which covers the costs of running and maintaining the resort.

Are there any exit fees I should know about?

There are absolutely no exit or deferred management fees to worry about at Living Gems. You own your home and should you decide to sell, all the proceeds, including capital gains, are yours.

Do you pay stamp duty when moving to a Living Gems resort?

Absolutely not. Because you own your Living Gems home, there is no stamp duty to pay when you move into one of our over-50s resort communities.

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